On 22 November, HSU MRS members held a mass meeting to celebrate and endorse the new Determination for professions under the MRS Award, which means graduates entering the workforce with full registration will be correctly classified at Level 2, Year 1.
This is a major win – long overdue but hard fought for and achieved through collective action of members. When we advocate together, we win!
Now, we need to collectively ensure these changes are implemented. For the last week, HSU organisers have been collecting details of members who may have a claim to be reclassified.
These are the criteria for a union member to be reclassified:
They are employed under the MRS Award; and
They are currently classified at any level between Level 1, Year 1 and Level 2, Year 4; and
They hold a relevant qualification for the profession and had full registration upon commencing employment with NSW Health; and
On commencement of employment with NSW Health they:
Were employed at level 1, Year 1; or
Were employed at a level 2 rate calculated by counting their first year of service following graduation as equivalent to Level 1, Year 1.